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My view: Does going to pot send the wrong message to Utah children?

The risk to patients and children outweighs potential therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana.

Robert J. Samuelson: Black unemployment receeding is an upbeat economic story

Here's some good — and generally overlooked — news about the U.S. economy: Among major ethnic and racial groups, African-Americans scored the biggest job advances in 2015. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Richard Davis: Do presidents have to be religious adherents?

The question I am asking is whether a presidential candidate must be religious in order to be a good president? Must a president talk regularly about his or her religious beliefs? Do they have to... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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My view: A renewed focus on chronic diseases

Today, half of all Americans — some 145 million people — suffer from at least one chronic condition. Treating these diseases is hugely expensive. The annual tab for fighting cancer, for... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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My view: 'Death with dignity' and assisted suicide not the answer

The motivation of assisted suicide proponents is understandable — to ease suffering, whether it is physical or psychological. But destroying the person who is suffering is not the solution. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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My view: Obama's veto won't save Obamacare

By voting to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in Congress are responding to voters' angst. And that action was not an empty gesture, even though both parties knew a presidential veto was inevitable. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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A tricky combination: Some money, a honey and different spending styles

When GoBankingRates did a Valentines Day-timed financial survey, it found certain money habits can be "deal breakers" for about half of American adults when it comes to romance. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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John Hoffmire: Electric cars and the hydrogen economy

Recent steps have been taken in many states to build up the infrastructure needed for electric vehicles. Yet governments and companies must do more, for instance, by building the infrastructure... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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My view: What exactly does divestment accomplish?

What we need is a global social movement pushing for transformation from fossil fuels. Already, we are seeing successes. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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My view: The US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is broke

The Obama administration has lacked the foresight to proactively act before the current crisis point, the governor of Puerto Rico is now requesting a Washington bailout, and some within the... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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My view: Environmental neurotoxins and Flint, Michigan

The human health consequences of the Flint, Michigan, water contamination scandal are tragic. Flint children have suffered lead exposure, with likely irreversible brain damage of varying degrees,... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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A community coming together to honor officer Barney

I was so proud to be a resident of Holladay and the state of Utah. To be a part of a community that properly honors and celebrates our police force. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: Mourn with those who mourn

As we continue on the path of understanding, I hope we will continue to try to find the right words to express our religious convictions and our love for people with different viewpoints. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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John Gustav-Wrathall: Show an increase of love

Church leaders and members can, regardless of what the policy is, make a concrete, positive difference in the lives of LGBT individuals both in and out of the LDS Church by creating a safe social... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: The three-cornered fight for the soul of the GOP

In radically different ways, Trump and Sanders are addressing the deep anxiety stemming from the secular stagnation in wages and living standards that has squeezed the middle and working classes... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Hannah C. Smith: Governmental neutrality in matters of faith

The Blaine Amendments originated out of anti-Catholic prejudices, but the laws are still on the books in many states. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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George F. Will: Will Obama's legislative overreach and constitutional violations be policed?

During Watergate, Henry Kissinger's mordant wit leavened the unpleasantness: "The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer." Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Gubernatorial and legislative dynamics always interesting to watch

The Utah Legislature is a week old, and Gov. Gary Herbert has outlined his priorities in his State of the State speech. The gubernatorial/legislative dynamics are always interesting to watch. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Linda and Richard Eyre: On understanding each other and the LDS Handbook

Hopefully a positive outcome of the whole handbook issue will be a conscious and deliberate effort by us all to understand each other better and to keep asking and answering the wonderful question... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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My view: The path forward after Rep. Bishop's failed PLI

The best path forward is not to push a doomed PLI that will ignite a bruising battle and hurt feelings that stymie progress for years, but to move forward on a level playing field where no one... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Drew Clark: Credit Obama for improving the federal government's use of technology

Neither President George W. Bush nor President Bill Clinton has made an discernible impact in the effectiveness of government's use of technology. But President Barack Obama has. He’s done so... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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John Florez: Justice reform requires culture change

Many convicted felons have a history of psychological evaluations and treatment. The greatest challenge for judicial reform will be the retraining of staff so they embrace the new culture of... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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My view: The U.S. should keep the Cuba embargo in place

A year has elapsed since normalization talks were divulged between the United States and Cuba, and the prophetic words of Cuba’s dissidents reverberate within the current, grim reality of a... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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David Blankenhorn: Populist revolt and uprising in the political parties

Few of the old political rules seem to apply. What seemed wildly improbable only yesterday is normal today. What’s going on? Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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My view: Voters need to ask themselves, not candidates, a few questions

As we all prepare to cast important votes during 2016, remember we are going to pay for what we get in elected officials, so taking some time to ask ourselves a few questions about candidates is... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: Decision time in America

It doesn’t matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat, you recognize the system is not working. The division between and within political parties is crushing this country’s ability to... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Jay Evensen: When it comes to Utah lawmakers raising taxes, timing is everything

Good times have obscured the tax hikes lawmakers enacted last year, but you can't always count on timing. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: Fixing the pharmaceutical market

I agree with both President Obama and congressional leaders that it is time to get to the bottom of why drug costs are skyrocketing and what should be done about it. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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My View: GOP trade war: Jeb, Trump and soybeans

With the U.S. running massive trade deficits with our trading partners, losing millions of manufacturing jobs, and, yes, exporting soybeans in lieu of heavy machinery, America has discovered free... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: What's behind the severe stock selloff?

Capitalism has always been an epic struggle between risk and reward, and the easiest way to understand the present turmoil in world stock markets is to recognize that the two have reversed. Risk... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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George F. Will: Michael Bloomberg: an echo, not a choice

Michael Bloomberg's epiphany about the 2016 presidential proceedings is that what is missing is a second bossy, big-government billionaire from Manhattan's East Side — another candidate with... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Chances are, your grandchildren still will be fighting over federal lands in Utah

If you’re keeping score, we have in recent days seen the gamut of strategies for solving Western land-use issues, from brute force to legal process to an attempt at epic compromise. All... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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My View: Last-minute advice for people who need health insurance

I’ve worked in the health insurance industry for many years, and because of that people often ask me for tips about signing up for coverage. With the final deadline now less than a week away,... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: Bonfire of the vulgarities and a dumbing down of the GOP

At first it seemed too weirdly awful to be true, but there she was: Sarah Palin standing next to Donald Trump last Tuesday and endorsing him for president. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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John Hoffmire: With Davos last week: An insider's view

Dr. Theodore Roosevelt Malloch's biography, “Davos, Aspen and Yale,” tells part of the story that unfolds each year at this time in a town high in the Swiss Alps. But who is Ted Malloch? Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Derek B. Miller: Former Gov. Huntsman offers insight into China's economy

Utah business and community leaders had the opportunity to hear last week from Jon Huntsman, former Utah governor and U.S. ambassador to China. He provided insight into what is happening in China... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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My View: Utahns make a moral argument for medical marijuana

The Utah Legislature is considering a push for medical marijuana in 2016. A new bill may open the doors for edible marijuana products containing THC, though smoking marijuana would remain illegal. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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America's conscience and the election

The 2016 election will determine what our America ultimately becomes. Because I love this country and its people, I have decided to vote for Bernie Sanders for president. He is the one candidate... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Jay Evensen: On Second Thought: End fighting over public lands in the state

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Utah Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz unveiled a compromise plan last week to end all the fighting over public lands in the state. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Michael Gerson: The GOP needs both the wrecking ball and the true believer to fall

The outbreak of hostilities between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz may not be edifying, but it is clarifying. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Drew Clark: Having faith means pressing forward even when circumstances seem hopeless

For those who believe and have faith, Elder Silver's recovery is a story of how the Lord works through men to accomplish His purposes, and turns bad things to bring about good. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: The GOP gets the Iran prisoner swap wrong

Give President Obama credit. His Iran nuclear deal may be disastrous, but the packaging was brilliant. The near-simultaneous prisoner exchange was meant to distract from last Saturday's official... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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George F. Will: China's regime has created a flawed economic ascent

China's contract with its 1.4 billion subjects is that it will deliver prosperity and they will be obedient. Now the bill is coming due for the measures taken to produce prosperity. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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My view: Business leadership key to our economic success

Utah's success is no accident. Its business leaders and political officials have made purposeful decisions and demonstrated economic leadership. Because of the prosperity, however, it can be... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Utah Legislature blasting off with election-year session

The Utah Legislature blasts off tomorrow morning, commencing its 45-day, election-year session. We take a look at the state of Utah’s lawmaking body. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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John Florez: Open the people's house

Openness and accountability from our lawmakers have become the rallying cry of the people, who simply want to know that the process is fair. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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My view: Number of executions in US each year exceeded only by Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China

Like it or not, we are judged by the company we keep. We would be better off joining the ranks of the countries that have abolished the death penalty, rather than tacitly endorsing the practices of... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: With his built-it and ban-'em solutions, Daddy Trump is looking out for you!

On a subliminal level, Republican primary voters are leaning toward Donald Trump, who offers a father-figure image of the presidency. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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A. Scott Anderson: Our legislators should address education funding, hunger and poverty and providing access to health care

In this age of prosperity, basic human needs exist that society should help with, including access to a good education, enough food to sustain life and low-cost, high-quality health care. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Peace is threatened by brutal fighting in South Asia

While media emphasize Islamabad-Washington strains, threats of Islamic radicalism and incidents of brutal violence, reality — as usual — is more complex, and more promising. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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